Monica Beckwith

Monica Beckwith

JVM Performance Architect @ Arm

Java Champion Monica Beckwith (Austin, TX) has a Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a Java Virtual Machine (Java VM) Performance Architect at Arm. Monica specializes in OpenJDK/OracleJDK HotSpot and has made various contributions to the HotSpot VM and Garbage Collectors (GCs). Monica has worked with Oracle/Sun and AMD. She led Oracle’s Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team.

Monica has co-authored the ‘Java Performance Companion’ book and her next book on ‘Inside Java 9’ is soon to be released by Addison Wesley. She is also the author of ‘Advanced Java Performance: Hotspot GC Tuning LiveLessons’.

Monica, a JavaOne RockStar, is a regular speaker at various universities, institutions, conferences, and podcasts. She also frequently publishes articles related to the field of Java and Java VM/GC internals.

Monica is passionate about STEM and loves volunteering her time in coaching kids in the field of (Java) programming and more recently, Lego Robotics.